Restaurants adds "Teen Tax" To Cover Kids That Don't Tip

November 10, 2017

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You could say that tipping is a uniquely American custom but it appears the etiquette may be lost on the youngest generation.  It's an issue that the Wayne Hills Diner and Restaurant in New Jersey is taking up and it has some people upset. The restaurant is adding an 18% gratuity to the bill of kids and teens.  Apparently an 11-yaer old was unknowingly double tipping until she finally discovered the gratuity charge from ordering a milkshake, while the charge was not placed on the mother's bill when she dined there earlier in the day.  The restaurant’s lawyer says the restaurant reserves the right to charge 18% gratuity and is clearly labeled on the menu.  The lawyer goes on to say that it is not fair for the wait staff, who earn their living based on tips, to spend hours serving groups of 20-30 kids and teens only to ditch the customary tip.  However the mother of the 11-year old girl thinks the added on 18% gratuity should be a consistent for everybody and now just kids and teens.

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SOURCE: Boing Boing

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